Showing posts with label 2012PlacesMap. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 2012PlacesMap. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

FTM2012 - Map Feature and Cemeteries

2012 has become a "clean up my file" year. Yes, I am giving myself a year to do this. Afterall, I have been working on this file for about 15 years, through many versions of Family Tree Maker (V3.4 - FTM2012), and all of the new, very helpful new features.

After posting FTM2012 (704) - Map Feature  I wanted to see how to work with this feature.

Up until this most recent patch, I have put the Cemetery Name in the Description field, as I have posted about in the past. With the change in the structure of the Place Name Authority, the Cemetery Name can be put into the Place field.

While I am converting the Cemetery Name AND the ability to See the Cemeteries on the Map, it's time to put the Cemetery onto that push pin.

This cemetery is in the database, in the hierarchical place format. I selected Cemetery in the Pull Down menu on the Left, and clicked on Go. The blue push pins show the town and where the Cemeteries are located. I found the Cemetery push pin and the name appears. By pushing on the Push Pin in the Right Panel, GPS entry, that will bring up the ability to locate that cemetery on the map. Selecting the correct Push Pin (Cemetery) the GPS location will be moved.

Once accepted, the Red Push Pin is the location of this Cemetery.

What a great new feature.

456 more Burial Facts to move.

Copyright © 2012 by H R Worthington

Monday, September 24, 2012

FTM2012 (704) - Map Feature

While working on my Place Names, I realized a feature that I hadn't seen or used before. I don't know when it was added, but I really like it.

With the new Place Format, I selected a Town, then at the Top of the Center Panel, Left end, there is a pull down menu, where I selected Cemeteries.


Copyright © 2012 by H R Worthington

Thursday, December 1, 2011

File Sharing and Brick Walls - Part 14 - Maps

So, I continue to track William Knapp, in hopes of finding his parents.

The more I look, the question list gets longer.

Decided to use the Map feature, within the Places Workspace, and selecting a Person, rather than a Place to track William's Journey. Consider the Map:

The record that have have found, shows that he was born in Dutchess County, New York. After considering that what is not Putnam county was also Dutchess County when he was born. It wasn't until 1812 that Putnam County was created.

Looking at where he was born, with the little detail that we have, and where he died, it's a pretty straight line between Dutchess County and Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey. In fact, there is a road that pretty much connects those two places. Along that road (Rt94) you'll pass through Goshen, New York on your way to Newton. Having driven that road, stopped at a couple of cemeteries, I found Knapp's along the way, with several large families in and around Goshen, part of my wife's ancestry.

But, now let's through in where William Knapp was Married.

 Again, this was generated by FTM2012, just added the boxes to see the three points a little clearer.  By car today, that would be about a 5 hour trip, mostly interstate. Remembering this is between 1775 and 1804, and adding a "what if" here, What IF "Dutchess County" was really closed to Poughkeepsie and there was more "commercial" boat traffic on the Hudson River connecting Albany, north of or upstream from Poughkeepsie down to New York City, or over to Newark or another New Jersey landing, what does that do?

That changed the "distance" issue that was in my mind, back into reality. Another mode of transportation, the Hudson River, makes the trip so much easier.

OK, so far, just now need to find the reason for the move, remembering that he was a Shoemaker.

Lesson Learned: Use the Map feature to see the migration path of the person, or people you are researching. But, keep history in mind. I was stuck in the reality of today (car) verses the mode of transportation of the late 1700's in mind.

Copyright © 2011 by H R Worthington

Friday, November 25, 2011

File Sharing and Brick Walls - Part 3a - Why Map

Perhaps a quick look at the Map feature will shed some light as to why this Place Name feature may be important. After the last post, I went to the Place Workspace, and selected Person, in the Left Hand Panel, drop down menu, to see the journey of the Home Person, based on data that we have so far.

The Right Hand Panel, shows the Facts we have for this person. The Birth (1775) is in Dutchess County, New York (upper right end of line), it is believed that he was married (1804) in Woodbridge, New Jersey, the bottom and mid point in the line, and Newton, Sussex County, New Jersey. (1856).

The brick wall, is to locate the parents of our Home Person.  Just this view, might raise some questions, not with the data, but why and how. Is there a reason? Far to early to tell, but there may be a hint in to looking into this movement of our Home Person.

There is another bit of information, not in this file, but this Surname shows up in a location that is almost a direct line between the starting point and ending point that this map shows. Today, there is almost a  single road that connects these two end points. So, visually, this points out that the movement over time, of the home person, may help with the Brick Wall.

Copyright © 2011 by H R Worthington

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